2 teens arrested in New Paris homicide investigation

Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson. (WDTN Photo)

NEW PARIS, Ohio (WDTN) –The Preble County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Monday afternoon to announce arrests in a homicide investigation.

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The Preble County Sheriff’s Office and the New Paris Police Department began investigating a homicide in New Paris on March 28. New Paris Police officers went to the 500 block of Cardinal Hill Drive just before 9:00 p.m. for a welfare check at the request of family members after Bourne had not been heard from “in a couple of days.”

Authorities have been looking for two stolen vehicles that belonged to the victim. Sheriff Mike Simpson said Monday one of the vehicles was found in Indiana at a private campground.

On April 28, the Preble County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Anderson Police Department in Indiana saying the second vehicle was recovered during a robbery investigation in their jurisdiction.

The suspect in that case, Tiyoune Hoskins, 19, was interviewed by Preble County Detectives in Indiana.

Simpson said during that interview with Hoskins, a second suspect, a man who was 17-years-old at the time of the murder, was developed and police found him at school.

Detectives interviewed both suspects and they both, according to the Sheriff, confessed to the murder of Bourne.

Hoskins was charged with aggravated murder and murder in Eaton Municipal Court. The second suspect, who was a juvenile at the time, was charged in Preble County Juvenile Court with aggravated murder and murder as well.

Detectives are still investigating and following up based on the interviews of the two suspects.

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